SAN FRANCISCO MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
DAILY (Closed Wednesdays): Matisse Picasso (Philippe Kohly, 2002) 2 p.m. An hour-long exposition of The Body as Matrix: Matthew Barney's Cremaster Cycle 4 p.m.; also Thurs 7 p.m. In the Phyllis Wattis theater, Drawing Restraint 9 (Barney, 2005). Come dressed as your favorite blob of Vaseline! Free 2 p.m.; also Thurs 6:15 p.m.
SAN FRANCISCO PUBLIC LIBRARY
Koret Auditorium, Lower Level, 100 Larkin (at Grove), 557-4400, http://sfpl.lib.ca.us. A weekly video program screens on Thursdays and occasional other days. Free.
THURSDAY (Aug. 10): An opera series screens Puccini's Manon Lescaut in the 1998 La Scala production noon.
2230 Shattuck (at Kittredge), Berkeley, (510) 843-3456, www.landmarktheatres.com. $9.50. This venerable theater assigns one of its eight screens to repertory programming.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: Brothers of the Head (Keith Fulton and Louis Pepe, U.K., 2005) 2:20, 4:50, 7:10, 9:20 p.m.
FRIDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 11-17): The Bridesmaid (Claude Chabrol, France, 2004). See Opening for review. Call for times.
221 University (at Emerson), Palo Alto, (650) 324-3700, www.stanfordtheatre.org. $6. This handsomely restored neighborhood palace usually (but not always) screens pre-1960 Hollywood fare in the best available prints, with excellent projection.
WEDNESDAY & THURSDAY: A Judy Garland/Mickey Rooney series continues with Garland singing "Dear Mr. Gable" in the multistar revue Broadway Melody of 1938 (Roy Del Ruth, 1937; 7:30 p.m.), plus Rooney imitating Carmen Miranda and Garland singing "Franklin D. Roosevelt Jones" in Busby Berkeley's Babes on Broadway (1941; 5:20, 9:40 p.m. ).
FRIDAY THROUGH MONDAY: Alfred Hitchcock's dark romance/spy thriller Notorious (1946; 7:30 p.m.; also Sat & Sun 3:35 p.m. ) screens with Casablanca (Michael Curtiz, 1942; 5:35, 9:30 p.m. ). Ingrid Bergman stars and Claude Rains provides excellent support in both.
TUESDAY THROUGH THURSDAY (Aug. 15-17): Rooney is sent to a dude ranch to forget women and meets Judy Garland in Girl Crazy (Norman Taurog, 1943; 7:30 p.m. ), screening with Listen, Darling (Edward L. Marin, 1938; 6:05, 9:40 p.m. ), with Freddie Bartholomew and Garland trying to land their mother (Mary Astor) a husband (Walter Pidgeon).
2961 16th St. (at Mission), 863-7576, www.victoriatheatre.org.. This venerable old house frequently rents itself out for special screenings. $9.
SATURDAY (Aug. 12): The SF Shorts Festival plays here today. See www.sfshorts.com and "Night & Day" page TK for more. Program 3 noon Program 4 2:15 p.m. Program 1 4:30 p.m. Program 2 6:45 p.m. Documentary Program 9 p.m. Comedy Program 11 p.m.
WEDNESDAY (Aug. 9): Legendary musician Papa Wemba stars in the rags to riches popular hit La Vie Est Belle (Mweze Ngangura, Congo, 1987) 7:30 p.m.
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